Tim Veazey Bio:
Tim has performed for everyone from the late Princess Margaret to Ted Turner and with everyone from Pete Fountain to Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers. He has entertained the audience gamut from intimate listening rooms to crowds of over sixty thousand at 1988's Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia, where he performed a one-man, forty-five minute pre-game concert and subsequent National Anthem (accompanied by a massive three-thousand member national collegiate band). Tim was also chosen to perform for NFL Commissioner Pete Tagliabue at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana in conjunction with Super Bowl XXIV, January 1990.
Tim was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1953. Three years later, Tim's parents gave him a "miniature/toy" piano. He soon began picking out one-finger melodies to hymns he would hear in church, as well as popular radio hits and television theme songs. At age five, formal training commenced and continued through his mid-teens, where he found himself more interested in what he was hearing on local pop radio stations than in classical music. Enter The Beatles and Andy Williams. As musically diverse as the two styles were, Tim was drawn to both, and in a professional musical career that has spanned almost forty years, that musical diversity has served him well.
As a solo performer, Tim has shared the stage with such artists as B.J. Thomas, Felix Cavilere (The Rascals), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Ray Stevens, David Allen Coe, The Swinging Medallions, Kathy Mattea, Louise Mandrell, Ed Bruce, Sawyer Brown, Larry Gatlin, Chet Atkins, Mickey Newbury, and Karla Bonoff. He has been a guest artist at many festivals such as The Miracle Mile Festival in Coral Gables, Florida, The River City Festival in Miami, Florida, SpringFest in Pensacola, Florida, Riverbend Festival, Chattanooga, Tennessee and NightFall Concert Series in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Tim has also been a longtime annual guest songwriter at The Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival in Perdido Key, Florida. He has entertained corporate CEO's and dignitaries from Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Georgia-Pacific, CNN and TBS, and sports icons such as Tommy Lasorda, Joe Torre and Pat Riley.
As a supporting musician, Tim has toured internationally, playing piano & keyboards and singing backup vocals for such stars as Crystal Gayle, Rita Coolidge, Doug Stone, Earl Thomas Conley, Billy Joe Royal and Sonny Turner (of The Platters).
Tim has made appearances on various network television shows and in commercial music videos. He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, BBC radio and television and appeared in the movie "Gordy."
A favorite of Atlanta sports fans and organizations, Tim has performed The National Anthem (acappella) on more than one-hundred occasions for The Atlanta Braves, The Atlanta Hawks, The Atlanta Falcons and The Atlanta Flames. He was personally invited by Tommy Lasorda to sing the Anthem for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tim's songwriting is naturally as diverse as his musical influences, styles and abilities, and he is the artist to record most of his work. Rita Coolidge recorded "Out of The Blues" (the title-cut to her 1996 critically acclaimed CD), which she co-wrote with Tim. The Native American group "Walela" recorded Tim's soul-searching "Wash Your Spirit Clean" on their award-winning debut CD, and the song has also been featured on numerous compilation projects.
Above is what Tim has accomplished in his musical career up until recently. In the past year, he has felt impressed to start a music ministry, which will focus primarily on performing concerts in and for churches around the U.S. He has been playing concerts in churches for the past eight years in addition to his sister-schedule in the secular arena, which includes festivals, various live-entertainment venues, corporate events, charity events, senior-citizen venues, private functions and from time to time "hitting the road" again for some shows with Crystal Gayle. Tim feels God has been leading him more and more in a spiritual musical direction, and he wants to follow that calling as long as it is there....hopefully from now on. The title to Tim's newest CD is "GOD IS WORKIN'" and he says God really has been working in his life and many others. Tim would love to share his "Gospirisophical" (gospel/spiritual/philosophical) songs with you in concert. To book him for a concert or to order any of his CD's, call the number below.